A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Psalm 121

In addition to our Daily Devotionals in the book of 1 Samuel, this month’s Book is Eugene Peterson’s, “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.” As a paradigm of discipleship in an ‘instant world’, the Songs of Ascent (Psalms 120-134) provide a richly flavoured ‘slow cooked’ meal instead of a microwaved TV dinner. Details on how to easily purchase the book are here.

Chapter 3 is available for download here:

For your consideration and reflection:

  • On your journey of discipleship, when have you encountered the challenges of (i) a trip hazard, (ii) external battles– sunstroke, or (iii) internal battles– moon stroke?
  • How has God guarded, protected and shielded you in these situations?
  • Today, in your present situation, how might you depend upon God and his strength to sustain you?

You might like to turn your reflections into prayer.